Here’s what happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between Sunday August 12 and Saturday August 18 2018:
Arnout Engelen et al., continued an interesting discussion on our mailing list which compares the approaches Debian and Arch with respect to
.buildinfofiles. intrigeri added a description of the closest thing Tails has to a
Alexis Murzeau updated diffoscope (our in-depth “diff-on-steroids” utility which helps us diagnose reproducibility issues in packages) to fix matching for
.debarchive members, closing Debian bug #903565. In addition, Joannis Valasakis filed an ITP (Intent To Package) bug in Debian for fsdiff, a tool to compare two filesystems which may be useful to incorporate.
A patch to was merged to the LLVM compiler addressing an ordering issue in Objective-C binaries. It now sorts a hash that varied from Address space layout randomization (ASLR).
Two package reviews were added, three were updated and 11 were removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues in Debian. A new jekyll_site_time_timestamp toolchain issue was identified by Chris Lamb.
Packages reviewed and fixed, and bugs filed
Bernhard M. Wiedemann:
- chromium (use date of last Git commit)
- Chris Lamb:
- Holger Levsen:
This week’s edition was written by Bernhard M. Wiedemann, Chris Lamb and Holger Levsen & reviewed by a bunch of Reproducible Builds folks on IRC & the mailing lists.